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The Compound Restaurant

635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-4353
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of gallery owners recommended little bar in The Compound Restaurant for a drink break. We were the only 2 people to sit at the bar and it was quite obvious from our bartender that we did not measure up to bartender standard? Restaurant standard?...More

Thank zenabee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Canyon Road is a hot walk uphill. I have been walking it for years. Today, I made reservations for lunch at The Compound. What an oasis! I felt relaxed and peaceful after my simple but delicious lunch. The adobe walls are white; polished to a...More

1  Thank alice w
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Compound is simply wonderful. The food is absolutely fabulous. We went for lunch with 12 people. Everyone loved their entree from Chicken Schnitzel to Stacked Salad, everything was top notch. Presentation and service were bar none! The decor is exquisite, the outdoor patio is...More

3  Thank marciags2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lunch at The Compound was one of the best we've ever had. Although some may scoff at eating a burger in a classy restaurant, it was excellent. The roasted chili pepper was flavorful and not overpowering. My husband had the pastrami sandwich, which was one...More

Thank DAW5100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Compound has it all. Gorgeous restaurant. Amazing staff. Amazing food. We love sitting at the bar. Great bar menu. Fabulous cocktails. Note, you need to make a reservation to eat at the bar. Gotta call. It's fun!!! Also, lunch is fabulous as well. I...More

5  Thank KWS63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely setting. Not quite as good as I remember, but definitely above average. Food was very good. They are known for their onion rings, and they are outstanding. Service was good but not great.

6  Thank GPaulG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I Tripadvisored The Compound, and as I mentioned, the review had a background: we've been guests for just over fifty years, back to the days when Victor was the punctilious maître d'. Pleasant patio, pleasant decor, pleasant location. Lunch today--mostly standard fare. The reliable crab/lobster...More

Thank vcdarty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the architecture, interior. Service was attentive and polite. Food was delicious. What else can I say-I hope to return here on my next trip to the area.

6  Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch so wasn't too crowded. Had to eat inside as gorgeous patio was full (make a reservation to guarantee outside seating) Had the corn soup (they add a clump of crab-meat coleslaw to a bowl and pour the soup over it table side)...More

Thank travelgalAvon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOVED everything about the Compound - the setting, the service (Friendly and fun); delicious food,(light, tasty, inventive), the indoors is very stylish, the outside beautiful gardens and courtyard...perfect place for a romantic dinner or a special dinner with friends

2  Thank Rosi W
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14 September 2016|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine. Remember if you dine outside to bring something warm.
Joan K
7 August 2015|
Response from simplygourmetelpaso |
We have many items on our menu that are gluten free or can be made gluten free - same goes for vegetarian options!
Sue O
2 March 2015|
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Response from JPDBC | Reviewed this property |
I cannot recall if they had any private rooms. I think if you contact them they may be able to set you up in some way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (Paseo de Peralta)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-4353
  • E-mail
Mark Kiffin, celebrated chef, owner, and author of the Compound Restaurant, has won the James Beard Foundation award as one of America's Best Chefs. The Compound is Santa Fe's premier restaurant with Chef Kiffin's acclaimed seasonal Contemporary American cuisine derived from Santa Fe's rich heritage of regional and Mediterranean influences. The New York Times, Gourmet magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Wine Spectator have all selected the Compound as Santa Fe's favorite. Equally impressive is the attentive, highly knowledgeable and friendly staff. Chef Kiffin's menus focus on the exclusive changes in seasons such as hearty braised dishes in the fall and winter using apples, pears and cider from local harvests, osso bucco and porcini risotto while in spring and summer feature fresh local vegetables and naturally raised organic lamb and delectable strawberries.
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